April 22, 2009

Twitter, gay rights and controlling the message

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

While Twitter has taken the world by storm and we've talked about using social media for LGBT organizing, I'd like to expand the topic just a bit. I'd like to delve into how our community is getting its news and...Read More

Gay New Yorkers in Speedos invade Fort Lauderdale!

Filed by Father Tony | April 22, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

(Caution: this post contains photos and video that may induce arousal. Consult your doctor before viewing.) Earlier today, I took my bike down the sunny and sparkling beach to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Designer, athlete, advocate and A-list...Read More

Angie Zapata murder: Guilty on four counts

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Breaking news: Allen Ray Andrade has been found guilty of first degree murder, car theft, identity theft and committing a hate crime for the murder of transgender woman Angie Zapata. The sentence will be life without parole. Justice is served....Read More

One Iowa's new marriage ad

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 22, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

One Iowa's running this ad statewide to support same-sex marriage. What do you all think?...Read More

Regarding the Perez Hilton - Miss California Controversy

Filed by Scott Kaiser | April 22, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Note from Scott: This was originally written by me elsewhere on the web for a primarily straight audience. I'm a gay man, but Perez Hilton is an idiot. He doesn't speak for me nor does he speak for the gay...Read More

Greyness Falls

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 22, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Grey is the color of ghosts. Grey is the color of a dead garden. Grey is not darkness. It is the color of not-quite-dark, of just-enough-but-not-enough; just enough light to see the edges of your world, but not enough enough...Read More

Miss California goes Norm Coleman

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 22, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Jesus Christ. Please make the stupid stop. "If she really feels some tremendous stress as a result of losing -- and I'm certain she's probably devastated from what happened to her -- she can articulate a viable claim for monetary...Read More

Supporting Vermont

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | April 22, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

The election of a pro-equality candidate for Vermont Governor next year provides a unique possibility to replace anti-equality Governor Jim Douglas who vetoed two pieces of equality legislation. He vetoed the marriage bill, which was overridden. He also vetoed the...Read More

Stuck in Loneliness

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 22, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Monica F. Helms is the president of the Transgender Americans Veterans Association. We all know that loneliness does not limit itself to LGB or T people. This feeling probably strikes 100% of the human population at one time...Read More

Thank you Perez Hilton from the Heart(land)

Filed by Zac Hart | April 22, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I'm sure we're all sick and tired of hearing about Perez Hilton and Miss Prop8 California. Ever since the Miss America Pageant, it seems all the news can talk about is how the "Gay Marriage Question" prevented Miss Prejean from...Read More

Indiana man convicted of battery on autistic kid during "exorcism"

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2009 | 12:15 PM | comments

Oh, Indiana. There's a reason why we're considered the hillbillies of the Midwest... BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A man who says he tried to cast demons from a 14-year-old autistic boy from southern Indiana has been convicted on charges that he...Read More

Calling rape "rape"

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 22, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Lisa Derrick at La Figa found this ad produced by "Buzzfree Prom," a nonprofit meant to target teen drinking (and driving): While the creator doesn't think this is homophobic, she's pulled the ad from her site because of complaints....Read More


Filed by Mercedes Allen | April 22, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

It's not really "murder" if the victim is disposable. That's the theme that keeps resurfacing when trans panic defenses are used to effectively stave off any chance of serious sentencing for the murder of a woman who happens to have...Read More

Earth Day

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 22, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

From my inbox: April 25th, 11AM-4PM: Come to the Earth Day Indiana Festival in downtown Indianapolis at the American Legion Mall (Meridian and North St). Come visit more than 100 environmental and conservation exhibits, listen to great music, eat fine...Read More

Is Florida Governor Charlie Crist gay?

Filed by Father Tony | April 22, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

This persistent question may soon be answered. Over at Blogactive, Mike Rogers tells us that Outrage,a new movie opening at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend, may answer that question. On the other hand, the film may trot out only...Read More

Miss USA California Hates Gays?!! Opposite Marriage is Opposite American!

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 22, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Who do YOU think will be crowned Miss YouTube on Wed? 2. Do you think celebs are paid to Twitter? 3. Any thoughts on Miss USA 2009 - be careful on this one!...Read More


A Long Road to Equality

Filed by Ed Team | April 22, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We need to be in this for the long haul...Just because we achieved civil rights in the sixties for African Americans, it doesn't mean racism is gone. Because we achieved rights for women in the seventies, it doesn't mean sexism...Read More

Interesting: The Democrats VA Governor's debate

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here is some interesting responses from the three VA Democratic Gubernatorial candidates (Creigh Deeds, Brian Moran and Terry McCauliffe) when asked about gay marriage at a debate last Sunday. One says he is evolving, one clearly is for marriage...Read More